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CPD Mental Capacity Act (CPD Certified)

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) is a key piece of legislation that protects the rights of individuals who lack capacity, as well as providing legal protection to those who provide care, support and treatment for individuals who lack capacity. The Act also outlines what constitutes as restraint and the factors which make restraint lawful.

By completing this course, learners will be equipped with a greater understanding of the importance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005), the key elements of the Act and restraining an individual who lacks capacity.


Section 1: The importance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)

This first section covers how the Mental Capacity Act (2005) empower people to make decisions for themselves and protects people who lack capacity, as well as why effective communication is important when working with a person who may lack capacity, amongst other topics.

Section 2: Key elements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)

This section explores the five statutory principles included in the Mental Capacity Act (2005), as well as how the Act gives legal protection to workers providing care and treatment for individuals who lack capacity, amongst other topics.

Section 3: Restraint

The final section covers that range of actions that amount to restraint, the factors which make restraint lawful under the Mental Capacity Act (2005), and the actions that are necessary to ensure that a person is lawfully ‘deprived of their liberty’.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.

Key Information

Course Length 5 hours
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment


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